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2005 Archives
Time Out From Testing has archived the following articles from 2005.

12-16-05Overcoming Obstacles to ProgressWashington Post
12-16-05Why Johnny won't work: America's training crisisPhiladelphia Enquirer
12-6-05Students Ace State Tests, but Earn D's From U.S.New York Times
11-10-05The Averaged Freshman Graduation Rate for Public High Schools.National Center of Education Statistics (NCES)
11-10-05New York Education Gets Failing GradeWalter Haney
10-16-05ON EDUCATION; One Secret to Better Test Scores: Make State Reading Tests EasierNew York Times
9-20-05The Seven Deadly Absurdities Of No Child Left BehindGerald W. Bracey
9-8-05The Reality of No Child Left BehindBy Keisha Mitchell, 16, Connect For Kids
9-8-05Can We See the Racism of Testing Now?Monmouth University
8-22-05City schools dump Iowa TestChicago Sun Times
8-22-05Important New Study: Our Impoverished View of Educational ReformTC Record
8-18-05Many Going to College Are Not Ready, Report SaysNew York Times
8-18-05Panel Votes to Hold Back 7th Graders Who Fail English TestNew York Times
8-18-05Test mania is crushing the dreams of many studentsNew York Times
8-18-05What Students Hate To DoThe Age
7-1-05Students Take The Lead: Personal Protests Against High Stakes TestsNew York Times
7-1-05Test Scores Are Up. So Why Isn't Everybody Cheering?New York Times
7-1-05State rescores Regents math examsNewsday
7-1-05State Lowers Passing Score for a Regents Math ExamNew York Times
7-1-05THE LEGISLATIVE FIGHT: Another Letter in Response to "Standards" EditorialNew York Times Letters to the Editor
6-23-05State Agrees for 28 Schools to Stay Free of Regents TestsNew York Times
6-23-05THE LEGISLATIVE FIGHT: 6 Letters in Response to "Standards" EditorialNew York Times Letters to the Editor
6-22-05THE LEGISLATIVE FIGHT: 5 Letters in Response to "Standards" EditorialNew York Times Letters to the Editor
6-21-05THE LEGISLATIVE FIGHT: 4 Letters in Response to "Standards" EditorialNew York Times Letters to the Editor
6-21-05THE LEGISLATIVE FIGHT: 1 Letter in Response to "Standards" EditorialNew York Times Letters to the Editor
6-21-05THE LEGISLATIVE FIGHT: 7 Letters in Response to "Standards" EditorialNew York Times Letters to the Editor
6-21-05THE LEGISLATIVE FIGHT: Educational Standards Under AssaultNew York Times Editorial
6-21-05Holdouts Against Standard Tests Are Under Attack in New YorkNew York Times
6-21-05Here are the reasons why I didn't graduate from Federal Hocking last weekendThe Athens News
6-10-05Senator Saland Bill: Debate TranscriptNew York State Senate
6-8-05Protecting Our Schools That Work---
5-29-05Letter to the Editor: Dan Dmacich, co-chair New York Performance Standards ConsortiumNew York Times
5-2-05Department of Education: Social promotion is a thing of the past!
Educators: Social promotions is a thing of the present and future!
Education News
4-26-05Governor worried about costs of Bush education reform lawNew York Times
4-13-05L.A. Schools Chief Told to Draft Policy on DropoutsL.A. Times Staff Writer
3-15-05No Child Left Behind Tests Worry TeachersAssociated Press National Wire
4-14-05Pulling all the wrong stringsDallas Morning News
4-13-05Study Finds Shortcomings in New Law on EducationNew York Times
4-7-05Reporters need to look inside the classroom.Columbia Journalism Review
4-6-05CHEATING 'RINGS'The New York Post
4-3-05Multiple Measures Approaches to High School Graduation [Download PDF]The School Redesign Network At Stanford University
3-31-05The Truth About Education in NYCWest Side Spirit
3-27-05Marion Brady's columnThe Orlando Sentenial
3-27-05The City: Crying Wolf on School PolicyNew York Times
3-18-05High-Stakes Tests for Students Often Fail to Make the Grade, National Analysis FindsGreat Lakes Center for Education Research and Practice
3-10-05Racial Test Gap Persists, State Figures ShowNew York Times
3-9-05Reality weighs down dreams of collegeDaily News
3-9-05Test-Prep Firms Bribing Students Just To Show UpThe Sun
3-9-05'Tutor' EthicsNY Post
3-8-05Test prep saps teaching time - UFTDaily News
3-8-05Carol Bellamy among new state RegentsNewsday
2-11-05Middle School Can Change Requirements, Regents Rule New York Times
1-28-05Private school students home free on testsDemocrat & Chronicle
1-29-05New York Plans Test to Affirm Fitness for JobsNew York Times
1-30-05Response to above NYT article.Letter to New York Times
1-18-05Web Site Reveals What Armstrong Williams and George Bush Don´t Want You to Know: NCLB Isn´t WorkingNewswire
1-16-05How We LearnNew York Times
1-13-05The Flawed Thinking Behind ‘No Excuses’---
1-11-2005High-Stakes Testing Leaving Some Behind?People for the American Way

Red Alert!
Let's Opt Out of the April 2014 NYS Tests

Parents can refuse to allow their child to take the State high stakes tests. Hand in this letter to your principal [other formats: .pdf .odt .doc]. En Español: [otros formatos: .pdf .odt .doc] Send your child to school and ask that an alternative activity be planned for him/her during the 6 days of testing.

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We also have a magazine explaining Common Core, High Stakes Testing, and InBloom to parents. Varios artículos de esta revista fueron traducidos a Español.

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